Keywords: STEMI, pericarditis, (PubMed Search)
a 37 year old patient comes in with chest pain, you obtain the following ECG. Is this a STEMI or Pericarditis?
How can you tell? well, you follow the algorithm Dr. Mattu taught us....
The ECG above, if you go through the algorithm you will see that it is most likely pericarditis.
note that PR depression can be transient and you might not see them.
When in doubt, it is not wrong to consult cardiology. Getting serial ECGs also is important, STEMIs will usually evolve.